Friday, January 22, 2021

Headlines

80 people fired from bus terminals

The Guardian has confirmed that 80 persons working with various bus terminal management units across the country have been fired by the new PUP...

Chief Justice cautions against tampering with separation of powers doctrine

At the sitting of the House of Representatives on Friday January 9, the new People’s United Party administration tabled a bill, which will seek...

Cordel to host super-spreader event

Following up on a statement by Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional & Political Reform, during an appearance on a morning...

Catch Covid to get groceries

It seems that the only way that residents can get any kind of assistance from the Government of Belize is if they catch the...

PUP seeks approval for 59 million dollar loan after 59 days in office; 1 million per day

On Friday, January 8, the People’s United Party will have been in office for exactly 59 days. At that point, they are going to...

Bleeding the Central Bank

The Government of Belize issued a release stating that, “Cabinet approved the introduction of legislation at the next sitting of the House of Representatives,...

Dolores abolishes another name

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, announced that it has opened an application process for...

Huffing at customs

There is mass discontent in the Customs department as The Guardian has confirmed that a new Comptroller of Customs has been appointed much to...

PUP proposes meat pies and weed to stimulate the economy

The People’s United Party continue with their narrow-minded approach to stimulating the economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Two of the more...

MoHW Doctoring Covid Data

Over the last 14 days the Ministry of Health and Wellness has provided daily COVID-19 updates which has suggested that 3,323 COVID-19 cases have...

Politics

UDP Holds Successful Virtual Convention

  Sunday, January 17, 2021. The United Democratic Party is proud to announce that today it held Belize’s first safe and responsible virtual convention in...

Will Ashcroft attorney help in selecting new judges in Belize?

Former Attorney General and Senator, Hon. Michael Peyrefitte, has exposed via a call in to Wave Radio’s Fus Ting da Mawnin that an attorney...

Opening of the new Legal Year- meager human and financial resources

Normally, the opening of the new Legal Year is marked with much pomp and circumstance as members of Belize’s judiciary march their way along...

Two new fire trucks for Placencia

The Placencia Fire Station was gifted with two fire trucks on Monday, January 18, 2021 to help to increase the village’s capacity in response...

Risking Covid for less than a promise of land

On Thursday January 14, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Lands, Cordel Hyde, made his way to Dangriga, supposedly to help the people of...

GEORGE PRICE DAY FIRINGS

This George Price Day will be a memorable one for many Belizeans. For some Belizeans those memories will be pleasant ones. However, some 80...

Crime

Husband fined for common assault of wife and harm of stepson

A 53-year-old plumber and resident of Belize City, Rudolph Dawson, admittedly assaulted his wife along with that woman’s son. For this, Dawson was arraigned...

Another cop busted with weed

A police officer from Belmopan was busted with 24 parcels of weed wrapped in Saran wrap on Thursday, January 14, 2021 during a routine...

Escaped prisoner sentenced to 18 months in jail

Three months ago, in October 2020, the largest prisoner break at the Belize Central Prison took place where as many as 28 prisoners escaped....

Former Labor employees charged for misappropriating $35,000

Over the weekend, police arrested 29-year-old Emany Sanchez and 39-year-old Steve Murray Jr., both former employees of the Ministry of Labor, Local Government, and...

$10,000 fine for 94 grams of weed

Four residents of Sandhill Village have been taken to court on a single charge of drug trafficking with intent to supply. They include 36-year-old...

Cocaine found at known drug dealer’s home in Orange Walk

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, a team of Orange Walk police and the K-9 unit executed a search at the residence of 27-year-old Amin...

Sports

Belizean footballers to participate in Evo Soccer

180 Belizean football players, including 150 U-15, U-17, U-19 athletes and goal keepers, have recently become involved in a 52-week online program focused on...

Football players affected with COVID

A total of ten persons, six players and four members of the coaching staff, of the Verdes Football Club, owned by FFB President Sergio...

New dates set for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics in 2021

By OlympicTalk The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July 23-August 8, 2021. The...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially postponed until 2021

By Kelly Cohen, ESPN Never before had the Olympic Games been postponed or cancelled for something other than war, but rarely has the world come to...

San Pedro Pirates and Altitude FC play to a draw

The Premier League of Belize Closing Season competition continued over the weekend despite the wet conditions that prevailed. In fact, the wet conditions forced...

National Elite Basketball League bounce into second half of season

By Karim Juan, NEBL Commissioner Sunday, March 9, 2020. Next weekend will tip-off the second half of the NEBL regular season as teams give a...

Other News

A State Funeral for Belize’s first Governor General

The last three days in Belize were observed as days of mourning in honor of the passing of the country’s first and the Commonwealth’s...

Iris Salguero is Miss Universe Belize 2020-2021

A new Miss Universe Belize has been crowned and the 2020-2021 representative hails from San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. 24-year-old Iris Salguero has succeeded...

Another doctor lost to COVID-19

To date, there have now been close to 300 COVID-19 related deaths reported by the Ministry of Health and a number of those have...

A musical legend from Cayo passes on

Jose Maria Magana, a musical legend, who entertained the whole country of Belize and travelled abroad to entertain Belizeans with his popular one-man-band called...

Good Samaritan spared mandatory breach of curfew fine

For months now, there has been a curfew where persons who are not on-duty frontline personnel and those with emergencies must abide by. Currently,...

Human remains found on Black Rock Road

At around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, police officers were called to an area on the Black Rock Road in the Cayo...

Columns

Get serious about having fun

By: Thamar Jones Someone asked me the other day, “So what do you do besides work?” “Well I like to…” And I drew a blank. What do...

New year Level up

By Thamar Jones If you desire to live a life of affluence, abundance, and happiness, you must begin to think of what that looks like...

Marijuana’s effects on the mammalian brain

Contributed A discussion on marijuana and its many derivatives has reached a new crescendo in the Belizean sphere. The potential of marijuana to wreak havoc...

2021

By: Thamar Jones It is the start of a new year, and no doubt, it can mean the start of a newer and better you! People...

Build True Self-Confidence from Within

By Thamar Jones When I was a teenager, somewhere between thirteen and fifteen years old, I was an ugly little thing with frumpy hair and...

The other side of Christmas

By Thamar Jones I wrote this true story three years ago and shared it for the very first time with you, the readers of The...

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